Venezuela’s Advocate said that “Hugo Chavez assume, when he can”
January 7, 2013
Venezuela’s Advocate, Cilia Flores, confirmed Sunday that Hugo Chavez, sick in Cuba, will take possession whenever possible, while the opposition accused the government of violating the Constitution and called his followers to protest.
“When he (Chavez) comebacks has the opportunity to return to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) to sworn,” Flores said in an interview with Telesur, noting that the Constitution contemplates that possibility.
The Constitution provides that the president should take office on January 10 to the National Assembly and that in a situation “supervening” can do it before the Supreme Court, without fixing a date.
“Anyone who has any doubt should go to the Supreme Court, have not been here at any time to request” an interpretation of the Constitution, she said.